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Goldenpond Guesthouse
Ranked #457 of 932 Seoul B&B and Inns
Laoag, Philippines
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12 reviews
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“Great value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

The guesthouse has an english speaking staff which is quite good to avoid miscommunications upon check in. We were traveling as a group and rooms were ready when we arrived around 10 in the morning. Although we didn't stay at the main building, we enjoyed are room at their extension building. Wifi is fast, very clean, and spacious for the three of us. Floors are heated which is important when visiting korea during winter months. Ensuite , plus we have our own sink and fridge too. Though on their main building, rooms don't have amenities like those, but they have a common living area with television and where free breakfast is served every morning. The owner of the guesthouse was kind enough to lend me an adapter for gadgets to be charged since sockets differ in my country.

Location is great, surrounded with shop stalls, dining place and a convenience store just a few steps away from the guesthouse. And most importantly, it is near MTR station. Love it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed here during autumn 2012 and spring 2013...will definitely stay here again for future visit. Min Jung and her staff been very helpfull. Worth for the money paid...with good bed, kitchen, own toilet, tv..what else a tourist want...we love the ondal floor. Feels so relax sitting on warm floor after long walk. Good and safe neighbourhood.

-Shima* Malaysia*

  • Stayed June 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

First and foremost, I remember the staff who greeted us was friendly, helping us with our luggage and getting around the neighbourhood.

The guesthouse on the other hand had a very cosy and homey feeling that I love. With basic stuff like internet access in every room, kitchen, water cooler, English-speaking staff, and a location within short walking distance to the subway station and airport bus stop, there's nothing else a backpacker could ask for. I'd definitely stay here the next time I come to Seoul.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Jakarta
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

From the easy booking, email correspondence, check in, service, nice simple breakfast and reasonably comfortable simple room, my wife and l and our two daughter had no major complaints for the place.

Location is great. Easy to find eating place, convenience stores, cafes, and only 1O minutes walk along nice streets filled with eating places, nice little shops, cafe and pastry place (Paris Baguette being our favorite for breakfast), etc.

We got a room at the old building which had no kitchen appliances as described in the facility info in Tripadvisor. Which was ok as we did not have time to cook and do our laundry anyway. In our 3rd day, we finally got the room with the appliances but end up never use them. We bought all our food and used the laundry services.

The only complaint we had was the leaking of some water at our 2nd room's door in the front building. We were a bit surprised finding that 'pond' at the door, inside the room, next to the shoe rack.

But again, it was still a good stay, a good value for the money.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The rooms are simple but clean and with some kitchen facilities in case you wanna cook something easy. The toilet is rather small but is also clean and the y have a small wardrobe in the room too. It is nothing fancy but it is good for the price and it is quite near the subway in a nice neighbourhood with plenty of shops and restaurants but hidden in a back alley so ther is no noise at night. Very convenient if you come from the airport, as the airport bus stops very close to the guesthouse.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Locatipn, location, location. Goldenpond Guesthouse is close to the metro and numerous buses. Best of all are the countless coffee shops and stores nearby on the buzzing streets. Rooms are small but adequate. Clean sheets. Staff friendly and accommodating. You can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Been there twice... 1st time (3 days, family room ensuite) in Summer of 2010.. 2nd time (9 days, twin ensuite) in Summer of 2011...

1. 5min walk after alighting from the Airport Limo.

** Finding the place might be a bit tricky the first time, but you will find it if you follow the directions on the map on its website.

2. Less then 5 min walk to Hyehwa Station

3. Many good and cheap food ard the area but not as tourist friendly as Myeongdong, basic korean knowledge is good.

4. Lady boss is awesome... although she's not always around ...

5. The part-time staff I met during my stay speaks basic english...

6. Just a simple and clean room... still has space to walk around after opening 2 luggages...

7. Has washing machine for free use and Dryer for 1000won per use...


Its a no fuss guesthouse well worth its money... Tucked in a back alley but safe...


heading back there for winter 2012... cant wait... will review again when i'm back...

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Goldenpond Guesthouse
Address: 188-40 14/5 Myeongryun-dong 4-Ga, Seoul 110-524, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Daehakno
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #457 of 932 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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